As we grow older, our bodies tend to produce less collagen every year. Collagen is a substance that is responsible for providing our skin’s essential structural support. When the body stops producing the necessary collagen, it leads to volume loss in your facial areas. This volume loss reflects in sunken cheeks, creases and lines, and an overall older appearance.
Dermal fillers with PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) will help return some of that lost volume. PRF additionally assists in healing any damage from sun exposure or aging from the inside out. At Madrid Dental in Rio Rancho, NM 87124, we offer various dermal filler options for our patients to help them regain youthful looks.
What Is a Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers are natural substances composed of hyaluronic acid, which is available in the body and is responsible for hydrating and enhancing the skin. As part of the aging process, the hyaluronic acid gradually breaks down, causing volume loss in our face. Dermal fillers can be used to restore some of this lost volume. When we combine both dermal fillers and PRF, the results can be brilliant.
What Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)?
PRF is a solution that is produced using your blood. The blood drawn from a vein in your arm is spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells. PRF is a potent antioxidant that, when injected, can reverse undesirable signs of aging and revitalize your skin. It utilizes the power of blood platelets to activate accelerated healing deep in the skin. This usually means that when PRF is injected into your skin, the concentrated proteins activate collagen growth and heal and plump up the skin.
How Can Fillers Be Used With PRF?
This popular cosmetic procedure involves a mixture of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and dermal fillers. This unique mixture combines the regenerative growth factors and the stem cells of the PRF with the immediate volume-enhancing abilities of the fillers. This mixture extends long-standing results.
There are different ways this is achieved based on the areas needing treatment and the desired effects. One of those methods is to mix PRF and filler. This combination creates a blended mixture injected into the skin to work on fine lines and wrinkles. As another option, the filler can be injected into the shallower layers to enhance volume and structure, followed by the application of PRF, which can be layered on top. The layering of the PRF on top is an efficient technique to target skin health and integrity.
If you want to attain a natural and more youthful appearance, call Madrid Dental in Rio Rancho, NM 87124 at (505) 892-0111 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Felix C. Madrid DDS.